Definition of clowder in English:

clowder

noun

rare
  • A group of cats.

    ‘most of us aren't looking to bring a pack of dogs or a clowder of cats’
    • ‘They had no kids, a clowder of cats, and a beagle, which Donna was walking on a long leash.’
    • ‘She currently resides in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and a mighty clowder of cats.’
    • ‘If someone is permanently hosting a large, caterwauling clowder, I still think the onus is on the cat lover to reduce the population in a humane way.’
    • ‘I am subjected to hours of the none-too-pleasant screeching, grating, and disturbing howls of an amorous clowder all through spring.’
    • ‘It's lovely to hear about your cat clowder.’
    • ‘I haven't heard how he or his clowder of kittehs is doing.’
    • ‘The clowder of kitties featured are mischievous, cuddly, jerky, funny, clumsy and, as always, adorably furry.’
    • ‘The whiskered clowder of cuteness is currently living in foster care.’
    • ‘"Paw Warz" by The Pet Collective is a cute Star Wars parody starring an adorable clowder of kittens.’
    • ‘The science illustrator has creatively illustrated an adorable clowder of cats as comic book superheroes, villains, and zombie hunters.’
    • ‘When I next saw Sophie, about a year later, she had been sent to live outside for the sake of harmony in the clowder.’
    • ‘Looking through the list the fattest cats of the CEO clowder, there aren't many who have her credentials.’

Origin

Early 19th century from dialect cludder‘clutter’, probably related to clot.

Pronunciation

clowder

/ˈklaʊdə/